Keeping College Admissions Options Simple

Barry Lenson

Keeping College Admissions Options Simple: Another Reason Why StraighterLine Makes Sense

Students today don’t even know about the golden olden days when applying to college was a relatively simple process. You sent in your application and about four months later, you got either accepted or rejected.

Today’s students have it a lot harder, because they are confronted with a bewildering array of choices. Who but a guidance counselor could keep track of application options like these?

  • Early Action
  • Early Decision
  • Restrictive Early Action
  • Regular Decision
  • Rolling Admission

Of all these terms, the only one that seems pretty understandable is “Restrictive Early Action,” which must mean that the admissions committee members were wearing tight clothes on the morning they decided to accept you.

If you want to know the real nuances of what all these choices mean, you can read “Understanding Early Admission,”an article on the website of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. But be cautioned, even this article gets confusing, because the information it presents is so doggone complex.

At the risk of sounding self-promoting, may we take a moment to point out the complete simplicity of starting your college studies online at, where you  . . .

 Simply register and start going to class

There are no rolling admissions, no early admissions, and no restrictive non-restrictive early late action binding rolling acceptances.  Neither will you have to worry about recommendation letters, standardized tests, or much of anything else, except being a good student.

So if you’re a person who likes to keep things simple, you have just found another reason to start your college education online at

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